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MODEL ROCKETS : ROCKETS


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Part#: EST2183
ESTES Shuttle Xpress
Description:

What a winning combination with a NASA type rocket with boost gliders.

The authentic booster rocket features a jet fighter look with plenty of scale detail and aerodynamic stability. The two shuttle fighters attach to the side of the booster and represent state of the art in stealth glider technology.

After launching on a standard engine, this powerful rocket can soar to over 575 feet , where the fighters are deployed and can cruise for up to 200 feet. After the fighters separate, the booster floats gently down on a bright 12 inch preassembled parachute, ready for another exciting search and destroy mission!

The Shuttle Xpress is from our beginner skill level series, which requires no painting and is easy to assemble in about an hour. Take command today of your own high altitude fighter group…get a Shuttle Xpress today!

Length: 17.7 in. (45 cm)
Diameter: 1.33 in. (34 mm)
Estimated Weight: 3.2 oz. (90.7 g)
Construction: Plastic Fins, Self-stick Decals, Parachute Recovery, Twin Gliders
Recommended Engines: B4-2(First Flight), B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, C6-5
Projected Max Altitude: 600 ft. (183 m)


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Part#: EST7310
ESTES Antar Model Rocket Kit
Description:

Harry Stine (NAR#02) is known as the “Father of Model Rocketry” and founder of the National Association of Rocketry. One of the original pioneers that founded the hobby right alongside Vern Estes, Stine was also a talented writer. This Estes Designer Signature Series kit is a faithful reproduction crafted by Estes designers from many sketches Stine created as well as the actual original model which is from the personal collection of Estes Vice President Bill Stine (who happens to be Harry’s son). Antar was not designed as a flying model rocket because in 1951 the hobby didn’t exist yet!  Stine was a physicist and clearly understood the science of flight, so even though Antar was a fictional vehicle, the science behind it meant it could be stable in flight.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, hobby knife, masking tape, wax paper, sand block, primer (white), paint rust-oleum (deep forest, silver, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately):Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST2008
ESTES Generic E2X
Description:

Tear down the barriers to creativity with the Generic E2X rocket. This all white rocket can be individually customized with the foil self-stick decals, decorated with markers or paint or just leave it white.

The Generic E2X standard engine powered and can reach heights of 1100 feet.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife and masking tape. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad with a 1/8 inch launch rod and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST7241
ESTES QUINSTAR
Description:

 An 8 inch diameter spinning rocket! Futuristic and sci-fi! Low altitude flights for assured recovery!

When a “unique recovery” rocket like this hits the market, the crowd goes wild! And this is a crowd pleaser for sure! Quin, as in five, precision laser cut wood pieces build into one very unique and fun flying rocket! It spins going up and it spins coming down! Even more fun is no nose cone so truly looks like a “UFO”.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, paint (red) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.) 

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch ControllerEstes model rocket enginesstarters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST7280
ESTES Gryphon
Description:

Meeting all expectations set by its legendary name, the Gryphon model glider kit will be the “King of the Air”. The Gryphon itself can soar to the height of 700 feet on an A10-3T engine. Upon reaching apogee, a colorful streamer acts as a tracking and recovery device to show where the rocket will land. During that time, the Gryphon’s stealthy glider moves magically across the sky to serve as a protector to everything below and will also gracefully return to earth to be readied for another flight.

Made from lightweight paper tubing and laser-cut balsa, the Gryphon is a great first step above a beginner rocket. In about two hours, plus painting time, rocketeers will build a rocket that will garner attention in both the air and when on display.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, plastic cement, wax paper, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (gray, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST7243
ESTES Black Brant II
Description:

Guess who’s back! After 20 years in hiatus, the Black Brant II kit is rejoining the Estes line! The beloved Brant is sporting the same classic design from the 90s, however it’s now reproduced with laser cut wood fins and plastic toothpicks. Fun to build and exhilarating to fly, this rocket is one of the highest flying model rockets in the Estes scale collection.

The Black Brant family of sounding rockets was made in Canada in the late 50s. More than a half century later, highly reliable Black Brant rockets are still carrying scientific payloads to high altitude. Second in the series, the 28 foot long rocket first flew in 1960.  It was eventually succeeded by the smaller but more powerful Black Brant III.

A stunning model, the Estes Black Brant II is a 1:13 scale replica of one of the earliest in the group. Standing nearly 25 inches tall, this impressive rocket is loaded with scale details. Finish your rocket with detailed waterslide decals and an 18 inch parachute for gentle recoveries. Use the recommended D12-7 (sold separately) to reach heights of 1300 feet. Build and fly your Black Brant II today!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (black, white). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and E Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST7297
ESTES DESTINATION MARS LEAPER
Description:

Officially it’s the LAMPMU – Low Altitude Mars Personal Maneuvering Unit – but no one on Earth or Mars calls it that. To most people it’s simply “The Leaper.” Developed for the first Mars Expedition of 2035, the jetpack was envisioned as a way to rapidly travel between surface habitats. What the engineers didn’t count on was just how fun it would be! “Why walk when you can leap!” exclaimed Mission Commander Grace Henry, removing her helmet after the first test flight in the thin Martian atmosphere. And from that moment on, it was “The Leaper!” The easy-to-assemble Leaper is an exciting addition to the Estes Destination Mars collection. You’ve never seen a model rocket like this before! Constructed from durable EPP foam, the Beginner-Level Leaper is a prefinished rocket that can be ready to launch in minutes. No gluing, sanding, or painting required for this kit. Simply insert the stabilizer rods and your model is ready for the launch pad. The lightweight Leaper features featherweight recovery – at the peak of flight, the engine ejects, shifting the rocket’s center of gravity for a gentle, upright landing without a parachute or streamer. Amazing! On launch day, prep the Leaper for flight with the recommended Estes A10-0T engine. There’s no engine hook – just add a few layers of masking tape around the middle of the engine for a friction fit and engine retention during flight. At launch, balanced by the extended stabilizer rods, the Leaper can reach up to 75 ft – high enough to impress but still low enough to track. Modest altitude flights also make the Leaper a great choice for small flying fields. At apogee and engine ejection, the Leaper rights itself and lands safely on its tripod legs. Mars survey mission completed – ready to launch again!

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included). 


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Part#: EST7283
ESTES Destination Mars™ MAV Model Rocket Kit
Description:

Once again, American engineers and astronauts are being put to the test as they work towards answering the call to land humans on Mars by 2033. And just as we did in 1958, Estes will once again answer the call to bring the space race directly into the hands and homes of budding astronauts and space enthusiasts from around the globe.

Meet the first release in Estes’ newest series Destination Mars, the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV)! This lightweight, fully decorated, easy-to-assemble beginner rocket will delight kids and adults alike as they follow NASA’s achievements as they work towards reaching the next frontier. Imaginations may soar to Mars, but this MAV stays in the earth’s atmosphere, reaching heights of 250 feet on a C6-3 engine. Perfect for smaller launch sites, this makes the MAV a great flyer for those looking to bring a heightened learning experience to their aerospace and outer space educational programs.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Pencil, plastic cement and masking tape. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


Our Price: $19.99
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Part#: EST1949
ESTES Viking Model Rocket
Description:

 The Estes Viking is one fantastic research rocket with 48 possible different fin configurations! This kit gives you five special die cut card stock fins that allow you to create a rocket that's a truly unique rocket of your own design! Take your pick on how you want your rocket to look; fins up, fins down or fins whatever way. You call it, it's your day to be the rocket designer! Customize your own rocket...no matter how you place the fins, it still offers the ultimate in high performance model rocket flight

Skill Level 1

Length: 12.1 in. (30.7 cm)
Diameter: .74 in. (19 mm)
Estimated Weight: .6 oz. (17 g)

Card Stock Fins, Self-stick Decals, Streamer Recovery
Recommended Engines: 1/2A6-2, A8-3 (first launch), A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
Projected Max Altitude: 1600 ft. (488 m) 

Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adultsupervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.


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Part#: EST7259
ESTES NIKE-X Model Rocket Kit
Description:

Standard engine powered and impressive on the launch pad! A “must-have” rocket to be added to your collection!

You asked and we listened! Another highly sought after kit is rejoining the Estes line! The Nike-X single stage rocket is a scale-like model of the army’s 4th generation, two-stage surface-to-air interceptor missile. Nike-style design with army décor including high quality realistic roll pattern waterslide decals. Great performance and really impressive flights.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hpbby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (black, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST0865
ESTES Mini Mean Machine
Description:

As a scaled down version of the “Mean Machine”, the easy to assemble Mini Mean Machine is almost 40” long and features high quality body tubes, laser cut balsa fins in a reduced size for small field launches. The Mini Mean Machine is just as spectacular in flight as it’s bigger brother and can reach altitudes over 200 feet and recovers easily with a colorful 12 inch parachute.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (blue, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).

 


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Part#: EST2123
ESTES Eggcalibur Model Rocket
Description:

Skill Level 2
Color may be different than picture 

Send an egg into space with the Estes Eggscaliber. 

This eggcellent kit includes a colorful set of self-stick decals that allow you to personalize your egg however you like. Two colorful parachutes (one 12 inch and one 18 inch) will ensure a slow and gentle landing of the egg holder and main rocket.

We also include an adapter so you can launch your rocket on standard Estes engines or remove the spacer and you can use our powerful D or *E engines to launch this rocket over 1000 feet. The Eggscaliber is also great for science experiments! The Eggscaliber is a Skill Level 2 kit, which requires more skills in building and painting


Our Price: $22.99
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